One-pot access to primary sulfonamides
February 10, 2021

The sulfonamide group is one of those chemical moieties that have been around for a long time, but their preparation is not always trivial.

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Easy Access to 2-Aminopyridines
December 4, 2020

This paper describes the development of a novel reagent for the selective amination of pyridines at the C2 position, a work by Fier et al.

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A Different Approach to Anilines
November 24, 2020

Earlier this year, Leonori et al. reported a novel and ingenious approach for the synthesis of anilines. Click here to read the full article!

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one way or another
One Way or Another
October 29, 2020

Today we talk about this work by Cavallo and Rueping, which describes the regioselective cleavage of epoxides and oxetanes.

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The Options Out There
The Options Out There
October 5, 2020

We feature an article from ACS Med Chem Lett. where seven different C(sp2)–C(sp3) cross-coupling methodologies are compared for highly functionalized substrates.

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Standing on the shoulders of giants
Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
August 5, 2020

Wei et al. have come up with a new method than can replace aliphatic amino groups with difluoromethyl groups in a rather straightforward manner.

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Julia in July
Julia in July
July 29, 2020

Julia is one of the most widely used reactions in organic synthesis. This is a new reagent for the Julia-Kocienski reaction, a modification of the original Julia reaction.

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Microfluidic Chip
Lighting up the flow
July 9, 2020

Check out our new paper about Organic Photocatalysis for the Radical Couplings of Boronic Acid Derivatives in Batch and Flow.

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Good for your brain and your lab
June 12, 2020

Diazomethane is a versatile reagent, used for mild methylations, homologations, [3+2] cycloadditions and metal-catalyzed cyclopropanations. Scores high in the atom economy…

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fluorine pros and cons
Fluorine, pros and cons
May 27, 2020

The introduction of fluorine atoms is a widely used approach in medicinal chemistry. It can lead to drugs with improved potency and permeability, but what about its effect on metabolic pathways?

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